Panel Presentation Session DAT31
Streamlining Assessment Experiences
Date Thursday, Dec 7 Time –
Are you interested in learning about methods and solutions to improve the efficiency of assessment processes at your institution?
If you are involved with testing, examinations and running an assessment cycle then we invite you to join us and share best practice!
María Gómez Espinosa
UNIR - La Universidad en Internet, La Rioja, Spain
The Online Assessment Cycle at UNIR
I am María Gómez-Espinosa and I have been working in e-learning in educational environments and training since 2000.
Degree in Mathematics, I am currently doing a PhD in Educational Sciences, researching on academic honesty and evaluation in Higher Education.
Throughout these years, I have participated and coordinated different projects, among which we can highlight:
- "Educared and Campusred": A project for "Telefónica Foundation". The main goal in this project is the integration of the "Blended Learning" in Spanish universities and High School centers, training and accompanying teachers in this process.
- Analysis and implementation of LMS platforms for online teaching: Moodle, Canvas, Sakai or BlackBoard, are some of the platforms that over the years we have been using and analyzing in the search for the most innovative resources and tools.
- Design and editing of digital content: The change of printed material to the digital environment implies a change not only in format, but also in methodology. In this stage, we have tried to incorporate new formats and distribution systems.
Currently, I combine my work as a teacher in the Faculty of Education, in the Degree of Primary Education and the Master of Mathematics Didactics in Early Childhood and Primary Education, with advisory and research work in the area of Internet Teaching of UNIR, the Online University.
The search for new methodologies, resources and tools that enrich our didactics and take the best advantage of online training are the department's work lines. We are in constant communication with the different members of the educational community, in order to find and analyze the new environment both Secondary and University Education. There are four aspects on which we are currently working:
- Enhanced learning contents.
- Best practices in Teaching.
- Tutoring and support.
- Assessment models and implementation.
Did They Learn It? Can They Do It? Can You Prove It? Getting Trustworthy, Defensible Results when Assessing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
John Kleeman MA MBCS C.Eng is the Founder and Chairman of Questionmark. He has a first class degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer. John wrote the first version of the Questionmark assessment software system and then founded Questionmark in 1988 to market, develop and support it. John has been heavily involved in assessment software development for over 20 years and has also participated in several standards initiatives: he was on the original team that created IMS QTI and was the instigator of BSI 7988 which has now been adopted as ISO 23988 (Code of Practice for the use of IT in the delivery of assessments).